Alberta Beekeepers Impacted By Weather and COVID19

The province’s beekeepers are feeling the sting of the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with major losses over the winter, the Alberta Beekeepers Commission says.

Connie Phillips, executive director of the commission, said beekeepers experienced large overwintering losses of bees and were impacted by a cold, wet start to their season in April. To add to that, beekeepers have not been able to replenish their supply of honeybees due to border closures and have less help from temporary foreign workers.

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Ann Junker

May 18, 2020